Urgent Action for Advocacy Organizations – H.R. 5003, School Meals and Block Grants0

The NM Center on Law and Poverty is joining with our partners MAZON and FRAC to oppose this harmful provision! Please consider having your organization sign on to this statement.

H.R. 5003 – The Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 – passed out of the House Education and Workforce Committee on May 18. The bill includes very harmful provisions that would hurt food insecure children. Among the worst is a proposal for a three-state block grant of school meal programs.

MAZON is strongly encouraging our partners to openly and vigorously oppose the block granting provision and engage others in their networks and communities to join in the fight.

FRAC along with national, state and local partners is launching an intensive nationwide campaign against these efforts to block grant the school meal programs, or any other child nutrition program, during this reauthorization process.

It’s time to act!

Step 1: Sign your organization onto this statement opposing the block grant provisions included in H.R. 5003.

Step 2: Share the statement widely and ask partners to sign on. Our goal is to have 2,500 organizations signed on over the next several weeks.

Step 3: Join FRAC for a webinar titled National Call to Action – Oppose House Efforts to Block Grant and Weaken the Child Nutrition Programs, Monday, June 6 at 2:30PM Eastern Time. Register here. Join leaders in the House of Representatives and thousands of organizations in the campaign launch to learn and strategize about upcoming actions.
To learn more about the House CNR Bill and the block grant provision, read FRAC’s latest analysis of the bill.

Learn more about MAZON and their work here.

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